Uncontested Divorce in The Woodlands

from the local Shea Law Firm

Avoid Expensive Mistakes

Mistakes are expensive. When it comes to divorce, where you are dividing up property and debts, as well as access to children, mistakes can be VERY EXPENSIVE.

If you make one of those mistakes you could easily be looking at a loss of over $50,000 that you could have prevented. Want some examples?

  • This guy ended up losing half of his retirement benefits because he made a mistake in the final divorce decree language.
  • One spouse lost $8,390.93 in life insurance cash value because they handled the community property vs. separate property issue wrong.
  • This woman lost $69,594.06 because of sloppy divorce decree language dividing a pension plan.

Get Divorced Smoothly

If you think getting divorced is easy because it's uncontested, then I recommend you sit in on any of the pro se dockets in the 418th District Court. First, you'll be there for a couple hours. Second, you will see a steady stream of people who took time off of work hoping to finish their case only to be sent back to try again because of mistakes they made.

Some of the most common mistakes range from issues with citation, unusual visitation schedules, and mistakes with either the decree or pleadings. The judge isn't going to sign his name on something he doesn't like.

When you work with me you can avoid those pitfalls and put your case on the fast track.

Get Divorced Fast

You have to wait 60 days to finalize a divorce in The Woodlands. You can't change that even in an uncontested divorce.

But in order to finalize your case as soon as possible you need to jump through all the right legal hoops first.

If you mess up one of those steps (or more than one), then your uncontested divorce can end up taking a lot longer than 60 days. 

When you work with me I get you through the legal maze as soon as possible so you can get on with your life.

Is Your Case Uncontested?

We are talking about uncontested divorce here. If you hate each other and want to inflict as much financial and emotional devastation on each other as possible then this is not for you. But if you want to get on with your life, let's look at what makes a case an uncontested case.

  • First, you already have an agreed outline for dividing property and debts.
  • Second, if you have kids then you are on board with the statutory child support guidelines and visitation schedule.
  • Third, the other side does not hire their own attorney (this leads to protracted negotiations and maneuvers which consume the savings of an uncontested case).

If you do not meet those requirements, then you're not quite an uncontested divorce.

You can look at either a Collaborative Divorce to resolve any sticking points or you can go the litigation route if you are really far apart in desired outcomes. I'm a problem solver, not a shark, so I can't help you with the nuclear litigation option.

What You Get

Speed

I'll work to finalize your case as soon as possible.

Protection

I protect you from making the same mistakes other people have made.

Local Advice

I'm here to walk you through the process and answer your questions.

Peace of Mind

Stop wondering about big mistakes you might make, I'll prevent them.

What It Costs

Without Kids

Uncontested Divorce without kids.

This package covers the entire process from filing through the final hearing. Just give us the information and we take it from there.

  • ​A 60 minute office consultation, more if needed.
  • ​Same Day Filing
  • We go to court with you.
  • Unlimited phone calls and e-mails.
  • We take care of all the court work
  • Court costs not included
  • QDRO preparation done separately

$995

With Kids

Uncontested Divorce with kids under 18.

​This package covers the entire process from filing through the final hearing. It also includes child support calculations, parenting plan, and orders for cases with children.

  • ​A 60 minute office consultation, more if needed.
  • ​Same Day Filing
  • We go to court with you.
  • Unlimited phone calls and e-mails.
  • We take care of all the court work
  • Court costs not included
  • QDRO preparation done separately

$1995

The Next Step

If you're ready to get started with your case now, then give me a call or text at (832) 592-7913 and we can discuss your case and schedule a consultation. Just ask for Attorney Richard Shea and the receptionist will put you through to me.

If you're not sure you are ready to begin, then keep doing your research and feel free to browse the rest of TheWoodlandsDivorce.com​ and my articles on uncontested divorce.

What About Those Forms? 

They sure are tempting. And if you think every legal document is the same I can understand their appeal. But, let me tell you, every document is not the same even if they have the same title. Forms can work sometimes and for some people but that is like the truism a broken clock is right twice a day.

So, while I wouldn't trust them with my family member's case, are they good enough for you?

There are some huge disadvantages with trying to use generic forms.

  • First, forms can't answer your questions. You can ask a form questions, but it is still going to sit there just being a form.
  • Second, forms are designed around the lowest common denominator. This means when anything is even slightly more complex than the most basic case the forms aren't equipped to handle it. And don't forget, are the forms going to make sure you don't end up taking more time off from work to deal with its mistakes?
  • Forms don't get you through the courtroom and courthouse procedure. They may give you general instructions and hope you stumble through it, but does someone in California who isn't even an attorney know the local customs in Conroe?
  • Lastly, forms don't tell you what you don't know. Is that form leaving something out that you are counting on? Is it making sure you handle separate property correctly? Is it using strong enough language to protect your rights? Did it leave something out? 

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